Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome debut young adult author Erin A. Craig for a discussion and signing of her highly anticipated novel, House of Salt and Sorrows. #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood) has called House of Salt and Sorrows "an eerie, lovely Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling full of ghosts and gods." Erin will appear in conversation with Rory Power, author of Wilder Girls. Read on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about Erin and her book.
This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line to have books brought from home signed at this event, you must purchase a copy of House of Salt and Sorrows from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). House of Salt and Sorrows will be published on Tuesday, August 6th.
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More about House of Salt and Sorrows
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last--the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge--and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sister's deaths were no accidents. The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who--or what--are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh's involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it's a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family--before it claims her next. House of Salt and Sorrows is a spellbinding novel filled with magic and the rustle of gossamer skirts down long, dark hallways. Get ready to be swept away.
More about Erin A. Craig
Erin A. Craig has always loved telling stories. After getting her BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Michigan, she stage managed tragic operas filled with hunchbacks, séances, and murderous clowns, then decided she wanted to write books that were just as spooky. An avid reader, decent quilter, rabid basketball fan, and collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in Memphis with her husband and daughter.